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The Crucible Act 1 and 2 Vocabulary List

AP English
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calumny
(n) slander; false accusation
conjure
(v) to summon a devil or spirit by invocation or incantation
crucible
(n) a severe test or trial
dissembling
(n/v) disguising one's real identity or motives; pretense
formidable
(adj) causing fear, dread or apprehension
inculcation
(n) teaching by repetition
ingratiating
(adj) having a quality that brings oneself into favor
injunction
(n) an order or admonition
licentious
(adj) lacking moral restraint; disregarding accepted rules
menacingly
(adv) act in a threatening manner
predilection
(n) preference; pre-existing liking
propitiation
(n) action to soothe or satisfy a person or cause; conciliation
theology
(n) the study of religion
yeomanry
(n) body of small landed proprietors of the middle class
abomination
(n) something that causes great horror or disgust
ameliorate
(v) to make better; improve
avidly
(adv) eagerly; intently
base
(adj) low; contemptible
blasphemy
(n) sinful act or remark
crone
(n) a withered old woman
deference
(n) courteous regard or respect
gingerly
(adv) with delicate care; cautiously
pallor
(n) paleness
quail
(v) to cringe from; pull back in fear